Under current Swiss data protection law, Swiss companies may appoint a data protection officer to independently monitor the processing of personal data and maintain an inventory of data files containing personal data. Such appointment relieves companies of the obligation to register their data files with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.

 

The data protection officer can be an employee of the company or an external third party. Upon request, we can assume the role of external data protection officer (also ad interim) based on the applicable Swiss data protection law. As soon as the revised Swiss Data Protection Act comes into force, we will adapt our service accordingly.

 

We also assume the role of external data protection officer in the EU. Please contact us for more information.

 

What are the advantages of appointing us as your external data protection officer?

 

We 

  • have extensive experience in the function of global and Swiss data protection officer
  • carry out our duties independently and without conflicts of interest
  • provide specialist knowledge in data privacy and are up to date with the latest developments in data protection worldwide and in particular at Swiss and European level
  • offer a flexible service package according to your specific needs

 

You

  • ensure compliance with Swiss and European data protection laws
  • have a competent and experienced partner who effectively supports you in your compliance efforts
  • obtain expert knowledge and know-how without having to build up expertise in-house
  • free up internal resources 
  • are exempt from the obligation to register your data files with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner

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